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HTML5 and JavaScript Essentials

HTML5, the latest version of the HTML standard, provides us with many new features for improved interactivity and media support. These new features (such as canvas, audio, and video) have made it possible to make fairly rich and interactive applications for the browser without requiring third-party plug-ins such as Flash.

The HTML5 specification is currently a work in progress, and browsers are still implementing some of its newer features. However, the elements that we need for building some very amazing games are already supported by most modern browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer ...

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